Merryville was the name William Kimber gave to the house he built and lived in, at 42 St Anne's Road, Headington. It was awarded a blue plaque in 2011.
This website is an online archive of material relating to William Kimber, a morris dancer and concertina player from Headington Quarry. It was created as part of the 'Back to the Quarry' project by Folk Arts Oxford, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, bringing together material that is already available with material that has never been published before, and some that is completely new and was collected as part of the project.
You can browse through the collections of materials on the site, or search for a specific topic. If you're a teacher then have a look at our education pages to see some of the work we did using this material, and download lesson plan ideas for your own classroom.
To the right is a short video of Kimber's granddaughter, Julie Kimber-Nickelson - a folk dancer and singer living in Headington Quarry - explaining why music is important in her family.